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Vulnerability Management

June 7th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
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Vulnerability Management   How ilicomm can help your business ilicomm’s vulnerability assessment programme will not only reveal as yet un-diagnosed problems but will highlight weaknesses and recommend the explicit technical controls required to mitigate the risk to a level acceptable to you.   ‘According to the new Breach Level Index, in 2017, the number of [...]

GDPR: Less Than Two Weeks

May 15th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
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GDPR: Less Than Two Weeks   What is GDPR? GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation. This regulation is replacing the current European Data Protection Directive, taking effect on the 25th of May - less than two weeks' time. The GDPR applies to all companies worldwide that process personal data of EU citizens. Here [...]

How Hosted Desktops Can Help Form A Part Of GDPR Compliance

April 19th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
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How Hosted Desktops Can Help Form A Part Of GDPR Compliance According to the ICO, what is a personal data breach?   ‘A personal data breach means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data. This includes breaches that are the result [...]

Constant access to all of your data and applications

October 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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A Hosted Desktop enables remote working with constant access to all of your data and applications, safe in the knowledge that your files are secure and backed up with excellent IT support available from ilicomm Technology Solutions. For the end-user, the experience of using a hosted desktop with ilicomm Technology Solutions is identical to that of […]

Facebook told to stop collecting German WhatsApp data

September 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has been ordered by a German privacy regulator to stop collecting and storing the data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said that the social network had not obtained effective approval from WhatsApp’s 35 million German users. Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19bn […]

Google Deepmind: Should patients trust the company with their data?

September 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google’s artificial intelligence unit DeepMind is getting serious about healthcare – with ambitious plans to digitise the NHS – but first it needs to convince patients to hand over their medical records. Back in February, it began work with the Royal Free to create an app to help doctors spot patients who might be at […]

Yahoo ‘state’ hackers stole data from 500 million users

September 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Yahoo says “state-sponsored” hackers stole information from about 500 million users in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history. The breach included swathes of personal information, including names and emails, as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers”. The hack took place in 2014 but has only now been made public. […]

Insider Incidents Cost Companies £3.2 Million Per Year On Average

September 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Careless users and contractors continue to be the biggest source of insider incidents at most organisations. But external attackers posing as legitimate users via stolen credentials can cause far more financial damage, a new survey by the Ponemon Institute shows. Ponemon polled 280 IT and security practitioners from 54 medium- to large organisations between April […]

Two-thirds of companies pay ransomware demands: But not everyone gets their data back

September 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The majority of organisations which become infected by ransomware will give into the demands of cybercriminals for reasons ranging from the importance of the encrypted data to the perceived low costs of ransom payments. However, some companies have discovered the hard way that cybercriminals are not to be trusted, with many only paying hackers to […]

​Say bye-bye to spinning rust: Soon most PCs won’t have hard drives

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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They’ve been a fixture of the computing industry for 60 years, but in 2018, hard drives will be pushed aside by storage systems using memory chips in PCs, an analyst firm predicts. Hard drives revolutionised computing when IBM commercialised the first, RAMAC, in 1956. They read and write ones and zeros as tiny patches of […]

Is Wikileaks putting people at risk?

August 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Whistle-blowing site Wikileaks has been criticised for not doing enough to screen sensitive information found in documents released via the site. An investigation by the Associated Press has found the names and addresses of teenage rape victims, people who have suffered sexual abuse, and information about individuals suffering mental illness in documents on Wikileaks. Now […]

The Importance of Data Backup (Video)

August 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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O2 customer data sold on dark net

July 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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O2 customer data is being sold by criminals on the dark net, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. The data was almost certainly obtained by using usernames and passwords first stolen from gaming website XSplit three years ago to log onto O2 accounts. When the login details matched, the hackers could access O2 customer data […]

Major win for Microsoft in ‘free for all’ data case

July 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The US government cannot force Microsoft to give authorities access to the firm’s servers located in other countries, a court has ruled. The decision is being seen as a precedent for protecting the privacy of cloud computing services. The US Department of Justice had wanted to access a server in Ireland, as part of an […]

‘Leaked report’ reveals mass data fears

June 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Spy officials allegedly voiced concerns back in 2010 that so much data was being collected by the UK security services, they risked overlooking useful intelligence. The draft report, apparently written for the UK government, was obtained by the Intercept website from US whistle-blower Edward Snowden. It suggests that “life-saving intelligence data” could be missed. Its […]

Traceable data ‘stolen from fetish forum’

May 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A hardcore fetish web forum has been hacked, with more than 100,000 accounts exposed, according to a prominent security researcher. Troy Hunt runs Have I Been Pwned?, a database of stolen user accounts dedicated to informing victims. The data from the latest breach, which includes email addresses, usernames, IP addresses and passwords, reveals sexual proclivities […]

Kiddicare customer data stolen from ‘test’ website

May 10th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Parenting retailer Kiddicare has suffered a data breach that exposed the names, addresses and telephone numbers of some of its customers. The company said it had emailed 794,000 people who may have been affected by the incident. It said the data had been taken from a version of its website set up for testing purposes. […]

How to Keep Netflix from Using All Your Phone’s Data

May 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Netflix recently updated its mobile app with a long-awaited feature: now, you can specify how much data (approximately) it uses, so you don’t go over your cellular data cap. Netflix uses a lot of data, about 1 GB per hour while watching standard definition content. If you’re on a mobile connection with a data cap, which most […]

How to See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your Personal Information

May 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Many people use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to mask their identity, encrypt their communications, or browse the web from a different location. All those goals can fall apart if your real information is leaking through a security hole, which is more common than you’d think. Let’s look at how to identify and patch those leaks. How VPN Leaks […]

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2016 – 156,687,282 records stolen

April 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Data breaches Minecraft community lifeboat suffers data breach affecting seven million members CoinWallet Bitcoin Trader Shuts Down Following Data Breach Edwin Shaw employee loses unencrypted flash drive with 975 patients’ info Hundreds of Spotify credentials appear online – users report accounts hacked, emails changed NCT data breach – 15,000 expectant parents affected Info of 200,000 […]

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